The making of gloves, particularly in leather. For hand knitted woollen gloves, see the separate entry for knitting.
|Craft category||Leather; Textiles|
|Historic area of significance||Yeovil, Somerset|
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Dents of England, Warminster, established 1777.
Pittards, Yeovil, established 1822.
Southcombe Gloves, Somerset and Dorset, established 1847.
Chester Jefferies, Gillingham, Dorset, established 1936.
Cornelia James, East Sussex, established 1946.
The British Glove Company based in the South West.
An extensive list of British glove manufacturers, who undertake production in the UK can be found here.